Garth Franklin of Dark Horizons has got the chance to watch a five-minute "sizzle reel" of footage from "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" when it was screened by Paramount Pictures in Sydney. Sharing what he has seen during the screening, he jotted down the footage details and revealed that the footage was an extended version of what has been outed through the Super Bowl spot.
Starting his report, Franklin wrote "the footage established the premise that an international military task force has been setup to combat global threats". He then continued to describe that the operation base of the force takes place in what "seems to be a sandy desert somewhere" with "a secret circular hangar bay door opening for an advanced Harrier-like jet to land".
He, furthermore, noted that the footage also shows "the COBRA organization have taken microscopic robot nanites". The nanites was originally developed to cure cancer, but has been reprogrammed to do anything, including to eat metal, explaining what happens to the fallen Eiffel tower seen in the Super Bowl spot.
Other footage show the scene in which Sienna Miller's The Baroness is seen standing on top of a building's massive glass ceiling while Channing Tatum's Duke lands on the far side. As Duke dashes towards her, she sets off some devices that explode the ceiling upwards in a massive shower of glass, sending Duke tumbling down. More on the "G.I. Joe" footage report can be read via Dark Horizon.
"G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" is based on the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toy franchise. Directed by "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" producer Stephen Sommers, it stars Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Dennis Quaid, Marlon Wayans, Rachel Nichols, Arnold Vosloo and Said Taghmaoui among others. The action adventure has been set to arrive in U.S. theaters on August 7.